As with every version of Lync Server so far, there are two major gremlins with the Front End role, certificates, and DNS. The new Deployment Wizard takes most of the guesswork out of certificate generation by automatically filling the SAN fields with the appropriate FQDNs for a given deployment. However, in more complex environments manual configuration might be necessary. The added convenience of the Deployment Wizard doesn’t lessen the importance of certificates. They are still core to all server and server-client communications. DNS, on the other hand, is not automated. For each pool created, the administrator will need to create an A record for each pool pointing to the load-balanced VIP for multiple server pools or to the ...

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